Hyderbad and its people joined in comforting Azaruddin by joining him in tough moments of his life, as his young son Ayazuddin was laid to rest.
Charminar area was blocked and traffic was diverted to allow namazis coming to pray and join Namaz e Janaza of Ayazuddin in thousands.
Former Indian cricket captain and Lok Sabha member Mohammed Azharuddin’s son, Mohammed Ayazuddin, who was critically injured in a motorbike accident five days ago, passed away at a hospital on Friday.
The 19-year-old was laid to rest on Friday evening after Namaz e Janaza at Santosh Nagar after ‘Namaz-e-Janaza’ at the historic Mecca Masjid in the old city. thousands attended – including Azharuddin’s relatives, friends and eminent personalities of the city — joined. Makkah Masjid Mosque was full to its capacity.
Ayazuddin died at 11.51 am due to hypoxic encephalopathy, said a statement from Apollo Hospital where the youngster battled for life since Sunday.
The budding cricketer was critically injured in a motorbike crash at Puppalaguda on Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad on September 11.
The accident happened in the late hours of Sunday morning, in the accident Ayazuddin’s cousin, Ajmal-ur-Rahman (16), who was pillion riding with him, died a couple of hours after they were taken to hospital.
The question which still bothers is was the delay by the ORR police patrol to reach to the spot of accident and subsequent delay in shifting them to Apollo could have been vital factor.
By the time they were brought to hospital was it too late as was feared by the doctors at the hospital, which could have damaged vital organ brain.
A investigation is a must, ORR and such highways should be at alert even for speeding cars. If immediate help, and first aid is delayed for injured in accident lifes are bound to be lost.
The high-end sports bike skidded off the road when Ayazuddin was riding it at a high speed, according to police.
Ayazuddin’s mother Naureen, Azharuddin, Sangeeta Bijlani, and other close relatives were at the hospital when the end came.
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy rushed to the hospital and consoled Azharuddin, who was seen fighting back his tears. State ministers and members of Parliament, including Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, and leaders of ruling Congress party also condoled the former cricketer.
Ayazuddin was the youngest of the two sons of Azharuddin from his first wife, Naureen .
Doctors at Apollo Hospital said Ayazuddin was in critical condition and was put on a ventilator ever since he was shifted to hospital. They said he was brought with cardiac arrest and had sustained injuries to his kidneys.
The doctors later removed one kidney to stop the bleeding. According to a medical bulletin late on Thursday, tests conducted on him indicated brain dysfunction.
Ayazuddin was a second-year B.Com student at St. Mary’s College. He had a good record as a cricketer in school.
The Hyderabad Cricket Association also condoled the death of Ayazuddin. His friends were shocked over the death.
Ayazuddin’s coach, John Sanjay, said he could not believe that the upcoming cricketer was no more. “We lost a very promising cricketer. He was very disciplined, a talented batsman and used to play like his father,” he said.